30 December, 2011

2011: A Year In Pictures

January brought us birthdays and snow.

February and March brought us no pictures. I blame wedding planning, working, and going to school. Good enough excuses, right?

April brought us RC's last dine-out, cookouts at Lake Hartwell, and Easter celebrations.

May brought us so much joy with our graduations, wedding, and honeymoon!

June brought another lonely summer as the Army took my boy away. My remedy? Hugging sweet babies and hanging out with close friends. :)

July brought the discovery of sweet notes my love had left behind for me.

August brought the creation of our iPhone infatuation and my last weekend in Greenville

September brought us to Army Town #1 where we experienced our first "icebreaker" and met some dear friends that have helped GA feel a little more like "home".

October brought... what else... Octoberfest!

November brought RC's birthday, a trip to the Infantry Museum, and Thanksgiving.

December brought us a ski-trip, Christmas, and cherished time with family!

Goodbye 2011 you were too good to us!
Please bring us more of the same 2012!

27 December, 2011

Merry Christmas, all!

Happy Holidays, everyone! 
We are thoroughly enjoying the holidays and are really looking forward to an oyster roast on New Years! Oh, and did I mention we are in SC? It's so good to be home. Luckily RC had almost 3 weeks off from work so we were able to travel home for a nice long visit. Almost as long as the Christmas Break we've been used to having in college. We began our Christmas Exodus with a trip to Snowshoe, West Virginia with RC's family for some snowboarding (him) and skiing (me)!
We had a wonderful time hitting the slopes together every morning and walking around the village for some Starbucks in the evening. We also threw in a few night-ski sessions here and there. The weather was oddly warm (like high 40s) and we only had one day of semi-bad weather (rain). The plus side of "bad weather" is no one is on the mountain! RC and I took advantage of that and got in a ton of runs that day! If you haven't been to Snowshoe it's a great ski resort! It's definitely in the middle of nowhere (and there's no cell service AT ALL), but they've created a great atmosphere in a place they call "the village" where everything is located- restaurants, hotels, shopping, and rentals! Here's a cheesy picture I stole from Google to give you an idea.  We made it back to Charleston on Christmas Eve Eve and settled in with my family. We took our annual family Christmas picture and RC and I took our first Christmas picture together as a married couple! Unfortunately we didn't take many pictures together Christmas morning neither at my house, my grandparents, or the in-laws. But believe we had a wonderful time and Santa was very good to us!
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